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Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio was named the 2022 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA). He received the award during KASA’s annual leadership conference on July 30.
Our experience with the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education has given us hope for change in our educational system, a change that will reflect the voices of district and school leaders, teachers, students, families and community members.
Students have a voice in the proposed selection process for future student representatives on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) heard about the proposed process during its regular meeting on July 20.
The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2022 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.
Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) were not shy to offer their feedback on plans for the upcoming student-led mental health roundtables, announced by Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman last month.
As the national conversation surrounding critical race theory continues to escalate, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass urged the Interim Joint Committee on Education to remain committed to providing an equitable education to all students.
High school and college students from across Kentucky who are looking to pursue careers in education participated in the 2021 Educators Rising National Conference, which was held virtually June 24-27.
While the need for dental assistants is increasing, there aren’t enough graduates to fill all of the open spots, said Sherri Toohey-Taylor, director of human resources for Mortenson Dental Partners, the largest group of privately owned, doctor-run dental practices in the United States.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) at its June 2 meeting heard how the preschool per-child funding rates will be impacted due to a decrease in state-funded preschool enrollment during the pandemic, as well as plans to help schools with student recruiting efforts and providing reassurance to parents about in-person services.
Kentucky will host a series of roundtables aimed to address mental health in the state’s public schools, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced during the June 1 virtual meeting of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council.